Ended in Moscow March “Immortal regiment”. This year the event broke its own record numbers, with over 850 thousand people. On Tuesday, may 9, reported the official representative of the Ministry Irina Wolf, reports TASS.
Earlier in the day, the Agency announced that the capital set a record, collecting the largest number of participants over the years. At that time in the column were 750 thousand people. Last year the event was attended by 700 thousand Muscovites.
“Immortal regiment” — a memorable procession, which is held may 9 in Russia, former Soviet States and foreign countries. Members are columns, carrying portraits of their relatives who participated in the war. The action was invented by journalists in Tomsk Sergey Lapenkov, Sergei Kolotovkin and Igor Dmitriev.